Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #64

Say hello to the last sketch challenge from Sketch-N-Scrap in 2015!
This sketch is one that would be perfect for any occasion. And it is easy to put together. I used scrap paper that I had from other winter projects throw in a couple of circle punches and stamps and you have a pretty card!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #95

I have a super fun sketch for you today from Mandy at Sketch-N-Scrap. This one is going in my file to do over and over again, so many ways to play with this one. The design team came up with a ton of different takes on it check them out on the SNS blog.
Just like the last sketch, I'm still using photos from this summer's vacation. Here we stopped to see Paul Bunyan and his ox Blue. We came in too late to take the ride through the redwoods but just getting to see the big guy and wander through the museum was fun.
Items I used in this layout:
Studio Calico • Wanderlust • For Your Information
Amy Tangerine • Plus One • Accomplice
Card Stock • Yellow
CriCut Expression
Adobe Illustrator
My Stash • Paper Cuts

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Twist Back Challenge #12

Here is our last twist back sketch for the year. This sketch is from our archives and the twist is to used BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS in the layout. Check out the other design team members layouts on the Sketch-N-Scrap blog.
I am still coming up with photos from our vacation this summer to scrap. These were from my cousins wedding in Washington. Brett was having fun with the mustache prop. They worked great for black and white.
Items I used in this layout:
Basic Grey • Basics • Tally
Basic Grey • Picadilly • Wroght Iron Skillet
Basic Grey • Picadilly • Bread Box
Basic Grey • Little Black Dress • Drama Mod
Basic Grey • Marjolaine • Chipboard Stickers
The Paper Studios • Pearl Gemstones

Sunday, December 6, 2015

New YouTube Videos!

Yes I have finally dusted off the camera and finished a couple of videos for your viewing pleasure!

First off is a video showing how crazy easy it is to make your own molds using Amazing Mold Putty. I've seen a couple of videos featuring this product but I wanted to test it out for myself. I am using it for the first time in this video and the results are awesome. Watch that video by CLICKING RIGHT HERE.

Next I show you my take on the ever popular post it note holder. With the holidays right around the corner these make great little gifts to hand out. I also used one of the items I made with mold from the previous video. How cool is that??

With the Husker Volleyball team advancing to the NCAA Regional Semifinals last night, I decided to make some Nebraska Red Post-it Note books. Click on the image below to see this video.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #63

Today I have the first card sketch of the month from Sketch-N-Scrap. With Christmas coming up I am certainly in need of some Christmas card making inspiration. This card sketch was perfect!
When I saw the large circle I immediately thought wreath. I had purchased Tim Holtz wreath and die set sometime back and hadn't used it yet. It was fun to color the stamp with my distress markers and cut out the extra embellishments to pop up on it.

Friday, December 4, 2015

eBay eBay eBay!

Just finished up these fun Shadowbox pedestals today! These are the last 3 I will make this season, they have all been added to eBay tonight! They have a low low staring bid on them as well. Oh and did I mention there is a TON of stuff on there already? Head on over and check it all out!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Work Tray Wednesday

Finishing up some last minute Shadow Boxes today...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #94

Happy December! Can you believe it is here already? Almost time for Santa to come visit! Today I have another sketch that I have designed for you from Sketch-N-Scrap. Upload your take on this sketch to the SNS blog and check out the other layouts our design team made.
I am so far behind with my scrapbooking that I used my Halloween pictures with this sketch! I've had these papers in my stash for some time and they worked perfectly with this sketch.
Items I used in this layout:
My Minds Eye • Mischievous • Darkest Dot
My Minds Eye • Mischievous • Spooky Plaid
Card Stock • Black
Project Life • Halloween Cards
American Crafts • Night Fall • Embellishments
Making Memories • Spooky Alley • Glitter Alpha Stickers
Ranger • Distress Stain • Walnut Ink

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cyber Monday Madness!

Get ready!


With the weather starting to look like Christmas in a lot of places, stay indoors and do your shopping online! In honor of Cyber Monday, take 25% off your order at The Olde Saltbox!
Simply enter the code: cyberm at checkout. This sale is for in stock items only. First come, first get! The sale starts tomorrow and runs until December 5th. 

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #62

Today I have another card sketch for you from Sketch-N-Scrap. This sketch was fun to play with, head over to the Sketch-N-Scrap blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #93

Today I have a fun sketch for you from Sketch-N-Scrap. Make sure you check out what the other design team members came up with on the SNS blog, and upload your take on the sketch for a chance to win.
Our puppy love to go for rides. She's like a baby, get the vehicle moving and she goes right to sleep. The tractor is no different, she loves to go for rides. Even if we aren't up for taking her for one.
Items I used in this layout:
My Minds Eye • Out & About • Short Stack with Glitter
Card Stock • Red
Card Stock • Black
My Minds Eye • Up & Away • Alpha Word Stickers
Adobe Illustrator
CriCut Expression
Paper Studio Pearls
My Stash • Miscellaneous Flower Cuts
Ranger Glossy Acents
Scotch ATG

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Twist Back Sketch #11

Today I have another Twist Back sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. This sketch is from July 2013. The TWIST is to use PRIMARY COLORS to design your layout.
I had these photos from the first day of school just waiting to be scrapped. Going to a small school it's already one thing to have triplets in one class. Then you throw in their older cousin in the same class. Sounds like trouble when they get older!
Items I used in this layout:
Fancy Pants • Childish Things • Book Shelf
Fancy Pants • Childish Things • Snack Time
Fancy Pants • Childish Things • Imagination
Ranger • Distress Ink • Barn Door
Ranger • Distress Stain • Broken China
UniBall Signo • White
October Afternoon • Report Card • Word Stickers
October Afternoon • School House • Shape Stickers
Basic Grey • Mon Ami • Stickers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Work Tray Wednesday

The kiddos have a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and birthday invites have been on my mind. I decided today was the day to get them done. After playing around with a couple different ideas I came up one that I liked.
Here is the finished card!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #61

Check out this beautiful sketch! Certainly one that I will be tucking into my stash of sketches to use again. Check out what the other design team members came up with at Sketch-N-Scrap.
I needed a card for a bridal shower and this sketch was perfect. I used mostly My Minds Eye product on this card, adding some candied dots from the Paper Studios.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Work Tray Wednesday

Finishing up some last minute items for the Handmade'ns show this weekend!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Layout #92

 Happy November! I have another great sketch for you from Sketch-N-Scrap today.
For my layout I flipped the sketch to work better with my horizontal photos. Brett had so much fun riding the race cars at Worlds of Fun last year. His expression when the ride swooped around the corners was awesome.
Items I used in this layout:
Crate Paper • Toy Box Collection • Play Date
Bella Boulevard • Mr Boy • Cute Cuts
Basic Grey • Nordic Holiday • Vertical
Basic Grey • Nordic Holiday • Slalom
Basic Grey • Office Tabs

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #60

Today I have my first ever card sketch for you! I love making cards, digging through my drawer of scraps, pulling out different pattern papers to layer up. So designing the sketches is just as much fun! Head over to the Sketch-N-Scrap blog to see what the other designers came up with!
On this card, I have layered papers from My Minds Eye, Dear Lizzy, Fancy Pants and Crate Paper. The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #91

October is just flying by! I have the last layout challenge of the month for you from Sketch-N-Scrap.
When I saw this layout I knew the perfect photos for it. Way back when my babies were babies, I snapped these fun photos of them wearing their first pair of sunglasses.
Items I used in this layout:
Crate Paper • Neighborhood Collection • Home
Crate Paper • Paper Doll Collection • Ashley
Crate Paper • Neighborhood Collection • Block Party
Crate Paper • Blue Hill • Die Cuts
Cosmo Cricket • Little Girl Kit • Alpha Stickers
Ranger • Distress Ink • Walnut Stain
Ranger • Tonic • Distress Tool
Scotch ATG

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Show is Over!

I haven't done a show on my own for many years. I forgotten what a long day it is. Getting up super early, driving over an hour, setting everything up... It was fun though. I think I actually brought too much stuff, I didn't even get to put everything out!
 As you can see in the photos, I'm pretty packed. I had a lot of compliments on the set up and the fact that everything was handmade. It's sad to me that shows are going more to the mass produced made in China crafts. I take pride in selling handcrafted items.

I brought along a helper for the show. She wasn't clear on what we were doing until we got there. She thought we were going to "craft" all day. Not sell things. It was a very long day for her. Luckily Nana came and took her shopping for a while to break up her day.
On Sunday after I unpacked the car I started putting away the left overs and listing things on eBay. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and the kids spent the day outside. Brileigh did however come down to my room to bring me a bouquet she put together outside.
This is my scene yesterday and today, taking photos, listing things on my site and eBay and packaging up orders.
I have a ton of stuff online so head over to my website or eBay to see what's available!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Twist Back Sketch #10

AACK!! I am late with this post! My craft show this weekend is reeking havoc on my scheduling. Back to the FACTS. Here is the twist back sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap this month. This is a vintage sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap and the twist is to have a Fall Theme.
For my sketch I used photos from last years trip to the pumpkin patch. Flash forward a year and we just had a field trip to the same patch last week. What do you want to bet those photos show up in a future layout??
Items I used in this layout:
Bella Boulevard • One Fall Day • Needle in a Haystack
Bella Boulevard • One Fall Day • Cute Cuts
Bella Boulevard • One Fall Day • Borders N' Blocks
October Afternoon • Daily Flash Alpha • Mason Jar Storybook 
October Afternoon • Daily Flash Alpha • EArly American Shop Front
Authentique • Honeycomb • Yellow
Brown Card Stock
We R Memory Keepers • Albums Made Easy • 2x4 Journal Cards
Scotch ATG

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #59

Ready for another card sketch? I have this fun one from Mandy over at Sketch-N-Scrap.
To put my card together I took two project life cards and layered them. I stamped the sentiment in the cream stripe of the top card. The flower embellishment was made with a cupcake liner that I stained and a couple flower punches.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Card Making Day Sketch

Happy World Card Making Day! Due to the holiday, we have a special card sketch for you over at Sketch-N-Scrap. Check out what the rest of the design team came up with on the blog.
For my card, I played with an embossing folder and some inks. The red ink really makes the dot pattern from the embossing folder stick out. I mounted that piece on top of some fun red, white and black papers. The sentiment is made up of a journal card and a stamped and embossed piece on the red card stock.
I hope you have time to make a card from this sketch and share it on the SNS blog!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #90

Sooooo this news came out on the Sketch-N-Scrap blog a few days back... I have officially been added as a sketch artist for the site. Yay! And today I have my first sketch for you to play with!
 This sketch worked perfect for all of my back to school "mug shots" I took of the kids!
Items I used in this layout:
October Afternoon • School House • Workbook
October Afternoon • Sidewalks • Jump Rope
October Afternoon • Fly a Kite • Sprinklers
October Afternoon • School House • Shape Stickers
October Afternoon • Sidewalks • Journal Cards
Ranger • Distress Ink • Walnut Stain
Ranger • Glossy Accents
My Stash • Blue & White Twine
Scotch ATG